Warning: Don’t put crazy conspiracy theories in writing

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, we are reminded that there are no shortage of insane conspiracy theories in the world.  Everyone has their own pet theory, be it a faked moon landing, 9/11 was an inside job, etc.  Heck, even Secretary of State John Kerry was on TV Sunday, saying that he believed there was a conspiracy surrounding the JFK assassination, though he was smart enough to decline to elaborate on his particular theory, saying it was inappropriate.

And that, dear reader, is why Secretary Kerry is smarter than this man:

jackkimball

The gentleman in the picture above is Jack Kimball of New Hampshire.  Kimball is the former chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party, where is brief reign of terror saw the party’s finances destroyed.  Facing a removal vote, Kimball was forced out in September 2011 after holding the position for a little less than eight months.  Prior to that, Kimball had run for Governor, though he lost the race for the primary by more than 35 points.

So why is Kimball in this blog entry?  Well, he thinks the UN is coming to take over, and he decided to put it in writing.  According to the New Hampshire Journal, Kimball warned his Email list to keep alert for the incoming invasion.  According to the Email:

Hi Folks,
Just a quick heads up.  This morning my Daughter and Son-in-Law were on Route 95 headed North to Maine where they observed 40 – 50 unmarked white trucks and humvee type vehicles headed South toward NH.  There were also some cammo painted military type unmarked vehicles.  All of these trucks were being driven by Military personnel.  Some of them were clearly carrying fuel or water.  Others were carrying other types of supplies.  There were also some white buses interdisbursed in the group.  A bit later they encountered an additional ten 18 wheeler’s that were being driven by military personnel but were, once again, unmarked.  That’s roughly 60 vehicles.  Don’t know what they were doing or where they were going but the white vehicles sound more like UN trucks.  Be alert.
Kimball denied that he thought the UN was invading, but sent the Email anyway:
“We’re all concerned about what’s going on with Obama,” Kimball said. “We’ve all been talking about what’s happening. We’ve got Chinese troops arriving in Hawaii… and Kansas. There’s a lot of things going on that are very suspicious. There are a lot of people that are very vigilant.
The lesson here is obvious: don’t put crazy things in Email, or Social Media, for that matter.  As a general rule, never put anything in writing that you would be uncomfortable seeing on the front page of your local news paper, and if you need any proof of that, just look at the ruins of the careers of former Congressmen Chris Lee (who was busted for responding, via Email, to a Craig’s List “women seeking men” ad, despite being married) and Mark Foley (who had extremely graphic sexual conversations with under age boys via Instant Message).
So, in conclusion: don’t put crazy things in Email.

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